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Guidebook for Fão

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Guidebook for Fão

Food Scene
Gastronomic atelier & restaurant
"Sra.Peliteiro" - Restaurante, Atelier Gastronómico & Eventos
Gastronomic atelier & restaurant
Traditional portuguese cuisine
Restaurante Rita Fangueira
23 R. Azevedo Coutinho
Traditional portuguese cuisine
Gourmet food
Estalagem Parque do Rio
Gourmet food
Traditional portuguese cuisine
Restaurante A Lareira (Fão)
5 R. dos Bombeiros Voluntários
Traditional portuguese cuisine
Just around the corner, you'll find Pastelaria Clarinha were you can find the real "Clarinhas" of Fão, trademarked since 1947. "Clarinhas" are the most famous local mouth-watering dessert.
Pastelaria Clarinha
27 R. Azevedo Coutinho
Just around the corner, you'll find Pastelaria Clarinha were you can find the real "Clarinhas" of Fão, trademarked since 1947. "Clarinhas" are the most famous local mouth-watering dessert.
Drinks & Nightlife
Biba Ofir
Pacha Ofir
Sightseeing
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Barcelos
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Spread along the north bank of the Lima estuary (where one can take trips on typical boats), the city of Viana is famous for its handicrafts and colourful regional costumes. Deserving special mention are the mother-church, the ancient Paços do Concelho (both Gothic), Casa da Misericórdia (Renaissance with a sacred art treasure), the medieval Casa dos Arcos, the Convent of Santa Ana (16th century), and the Regional Museum. Up above and dominating the city is the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia, with a fantastic view of Viana, the river and the ocean.
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Santuário de Santa Luzia
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Spread along the north bank of the Lima estuary (where one can take trips on typical boats), the city of Viana is famous for its handicrafts and colourful regional costumes. Deserving special mention are the mother-church, the ancient Paços do Concelho (both Gothic), Casa da Misericórdia (Renaissance with a sacred art treasure), the medieval Casa dos Arcos, the Convent of Santa Ana (16th century), and the Regional Museum. Up above and dominating the city is the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia, with a fantastic view of Viana, the river and the ocean.
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Bom Jesus do Monte
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The city of Guimarães has a significant historical importance due to the role it played in the foundation of Portugal. The city is often referred to as the "birthplace of the Portuguese nationality" or "the cradle city". It's historical core was proclaimed a Unesco World Heritage Site. Guimarães, along with Maribor, Slovenia, was the European Capital of Culture in 2012 and was elected by the New York Times one of the 41 places to go in 2011 and called it one of the Iberian peninsula's emerging cultural spots.
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Guimarães Castle
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The city of Guimarães has a significant historical importance due to the role it played in the foundation of Portugal. The city is often referred to as the "birthplace of the Portuguese nationality" or "the cradle city". It's historical core was proclaimed a Unesco World Heritage Site. Guimarães, along with Maribor, Slovenia, was the European Capital of Culture in 2012 and was elected by the New York Times one of the 41 places to go in 2011 and called it one of the Iberian peninsula's emerging cultural spots.
40km away from Fão, my hometown Porto is a city you must visit!!! So much to see, so much to do, so many friendly people! Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Over the last years, Porto has been experiencing an important touristic expansion and won the European Best Destination 2012 and 2014 awards.
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Porto
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40km away from Fão, my hometown Porto is a city you must visit!!! So much to see, so much to do, so many friendly people! Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Over the last years, Porto has been experiencing an important touristic expansion and won the European Best Destination 2012 and 2014 awards.
Located on the Alameda de Fao, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus is a place of pilgrimage. Every year since the sixteenth century, a procession in honor of its patron the weekend before Easter. The church was built in the early eighteenth century by the master mason Manuel Fernandes da Silva, in Baroque style.
Igreja do Bom Jesus
Located on the Alameda de Fao, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus is a place of pilgrimage. Every year since the sixteenth century, a procession in honor of its patron the weekend before Easter. The church was built in the early eighteenth century by the master mason Manuel Fernandes da Silva, in Baroque style.
Fortified settlement proto-history consisting of three lines of walls, denoting various stages of construction. It was occupied in the Chalcolithic, in the 3rd century BC; then, continuously, from the 5th century BC to the 5th century\/VI century ad; and later, from the 12th century to the 14th century, when it was built a small castle. Along with Neiva castle, this fort hill played a major role in the social and political development of this region. Apart from its heritage interest, it is also a wonderful viewpoint of the region, offering a view over Cávado river and the coastline plain.
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Castro de São Lourenço
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Fortified settlement proto-history consisting of three lines of walls, denoting various stages of construction. It was occupied in the Chalcolithic, in the 3rd century BC; then, continuously, from the 5th century BC to the 5th century\/VI century ad; and later, from the 12th century to the 14th century, when it was built a small castle. Along with Neiva castle, this fort hill played a major role in the social and political development of this region. Apart from its heritage interest, it is also a wonderful viewpoint of the region, offering a view over Cávado river and the coastline plain.
Parks & Nature
Shaped by mountains, streams, rivers and canyons, the Peneda-Gerês National Park will offer you unique moments. You will need at least three days to fully visit the Peneda-Gerês National Park. In addition to the landscape you will discover, you will also have the opportunity to find wild animals, try tree climbing, trails, ride a horse and much more.
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Peneda-Gerês National Park
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Shaped by mountains, streams, rivers and canyons, the Peneda-Gerês National Park will offer you unique moments. You will need at least three days to fully visit the Peneda-Gerês National Park. In addition to the landscape you will discover, you will also have the opportunity to find wild animals, try tree climbing, trails, ride a horse and much more.
Cávado River
Praia da Bonança
Praia de Fão
Ofir Beach
Parque Natural do Litoral Norte
In the north of Portugal, between Vila Real and Mondim de Basto, there is this little haven called the Alvão natural park. It was established in 1983 and covers just 70 square kilometres, but it is home to endangered bird and animal species. Fisgas do Ermelo, one of Europe’s largest waterfalls, is a huge attraction in Alvão.
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Parc naturel du Alvão
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In the north of Portugal, between Vila Real and Mondim de Basto, there is this little haven called the Alvão natural park. It was established in 1983 and covers just 70 square kilometres, but it is home to endangered bird and animal species. Fisgas do Ermelo, one of Europe’s largest waterfalls, is a huge attraction in Alvão.
One of the biggest waterfalls in Europe.
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Fisgas de Ermelo
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One of the biggest waterfalls in Europe.
Arts & Culture
Maritime Museum of Esposende
Esposende Maritime Museum
Maritime Museum of Esposende
Public library
Biblioteca Municipal Manuel Boaventura
Public library
Municipal Museum in Esposende. Ethnography and history museum designed in 1908 by the architect Miguel Ventura Terra and inaugurated in 1911.
Museu Municipal de Esposende
A R. Rodrigues Faria
Municipal Museum in Esposende. Ethnography and history museum designed in 1908 by the architect Miguel Ventura Terra and inaugurated in 1911.
Essentials
Pharmacy
Farmácia Higiénica
7 R. Dr. Moreira Pinto
Pharmacy
Health, sport and leisure center.
Apúlia Club em Esposende
20 Tv. da Avenida da Praia
Health, sport and leisure center.
Hospital
Fão Hospital
Hospital
Supermarket and department store
Continente
Supermarket and department store
Public medical center
Extensão de Saúde Fão
Public medical center
Entertainment & Activities
Kite surfing trips and camps.
Kook Proof Activity Center
5C R. da Central
Kite surfing trips and camps.
Kite school, trips and camps.
GKS - Go Kite School
Kite school, trips and camps.
Surf School, surf trips and camps, yoga surf.
OndaMagna - Surf School - Ofir Beach
16, 2º Esquerdo, lote 3, Praia de Ofir Rua das Rodas
Surf School, surf trips and camps, yoga surf.
You can play bowling at the hotel
Axis Ofir Beach Resort Hotel
You can play bowling at the hotel
Golf club
Golf Quinta da Barca
Golf club
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, health club
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Municipal pools Foz do Cávado
400 Av. Eng. Eduardo Arantes e Oliveira
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Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, health club
All kinds of land (biking, trekking, climbing), water (rafting, canoeing, jet skiing) and air (paramotor) activities.
Dunar - Turismo E Lazer Do Norte, Unipessoal Lda.
All kinds of land (biking, trekking, climbing), water (rafting, canoeing, jet skiing) and air (paramotor) activities.
Surf, kitesurf and paddle
ElementFish Kite & Surf Camp
Surf, kitesurf and paddle